Friday, August 26, 2011

Wonders of the botanical garden

It's late (actually only 10:15, but when breakfast is at 6:30, that's late) so I don't have time for a long post. BUT I did finally take some pictures that I wanted to share. This morning we went on a walk through the botanical gardens, stopping to talk about some the plant species both native and introduced. Technically, none of the plants in the garden are truly native because they were all cultivated by the original Wilson family but some are Costa Rican plants while others are from other parts of the world.

I'll hopefully have more time to post tomorrow (or at least on Sunday--our only day off), but for now, enjoy these pictures! 
This little guy is an agouti--a member of the guinea pig family. They're everywhere here and look like a guinea pigs on stilts!

Up the stairs through part of the botanical gardens is the Wilson House where we are staying.

Roommates ready for our first hike!

The flower of a wild (non-commercial) banana plant. 


  1. That rainforest hiking gear is flattering to everyone, isn't it? :) Is the area where you girls are standing a part of the common space, with the doors to your left and right being dorm rooms?

    Good to hear from you!

  2. Looks like there is a lot of beauty there. Including the tall blond dutch girl from WV.
    Love ya, Grandma and Grandpa